About James Madison UniversityJames Madison University Paralegal Program

With accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees, James Madison University is where time-honored academic distinction meets relevant workforce training programs. Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, JMU is top-ranked among regional universities and received the Provost’s Award by the Carnegie Foundation, an honor recognizing “the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities … for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.”

We have been nationally recognized for our academic studies. U.S. News & World Report has ranked JMU as a top public university and the third “Most Innovative school.” Overall, JMU boasts a graduation rate of 82.4%. Our Paralegal program honors the JMU tradition of excellence established since our founding in 1908. Your Paralegal certificate will be further enhanced by JMU’s stellar reputation.

Our online certificate program is taught by leading Virginia attorneys and is designed for the working adult, with online classes meeting two weekday evenings a week. This program is designed to ensure that our graduates are highly competitive for employment and have a full command of various legal procedures. Our commitment is to provide a top-notch education from the best online paralegal school in Virginia, D.C., and surrounding areas.

About JMU’s Paralegal Certificate Instructors

The instructors that teach for the JMU Paralegal certificate program are:

  • Top Virginia/D.C. attorneys with many years of legal experience
  • Chosen for their high competence of legal proceedings
  • Selected for their effectiveness in the classroom, giving you the JMU advantage

Are you ready to jump-start your new career as a paralegal? JMU wants to help you pursue your educational and career goals. Don’t wait. Register now! You can also check out our on-demand informational video, or chat with our Specialist, Elizabeth, at: saccoeg@jmu.edu. Become a part of something excellent today!